The title of this post is not sarcastic. Steve Jobs dying is a very big deal.
First let me say that i’m not an Apple Fanboy. Actually I’m more of an Apple Hater. I hate the way they treat their customers by crippling them with numerous restrictions (i.e.: mandatory iTunes & strict policies (dis)allowing apps into the app store). And I hate the way consumers blindly follow the Apple Hype without thinking twice about these restrictions.
That being said I do believe the passing of Steve Jobs is a great loss. Steve Jobs was NOT a visionary! He took an already existing product (such as a phone or tablet) and made it into something consumers would actually be able to buy and use. After an Apple Product announcement the whole market would be propelled and similar products would pop up everywhere. And these similar products were even better (in my opinion). A great example is the mobile operating system Android. It would have never existed if Steve didn’t shook up the market.
So that leaves us with a big gap. If not Steve who is able to get us forward? Tim Cook? Steve Balmer? Larry Page? I don’t think so…